Fans not flock­ing for Floyd vs Conor

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

It’s sup­posed to be the hottest ticket in sports, but so far fans aren’t ex­actly storm­ing the box of­fice to buy tick­ets for Floyd May­weather’s Aug 26 fight with Conor McGre­gor in Las Ve­gas.

A week­end on­line check re­vealed thou­sands of seats still avail­able from Tick­et­mas­ter at the T-Mo­bile arena. That might be be­cause of the as­tro­nom­i­cal prices set by pro­mot­ers. The cheap­est tick­ets are $3,500, plus an­other $300 or so for buyer fees, and climb to $10,000 near the ring. “Plat­inum” seats go for $14,995.

Box­ing’s record gate is $72,198,500, for May­weather ver­sus Manny Pac­quiao in 2015.

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